The Parker County Democratic Party will host a forum on public education from 6-8 p.m. July 24 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.
The topic includes issues concerning the state of public education and how it affects public schools, employees, parents, students and taxpayers.
A panel of four candidates will discuss topics such as school finance and standardized testing and take questions from the audience. The forum is open to all and is sponsored by the Parker County Democratic Party.
Panelists will be CPA and financial professional Mike Collier, candidate for lieutenant governor; Vanessa Adia, science teacher and department chairman at Benbrook Middle School, candidate for U.S. Congress from District 12; Dr. Carla Morton, neuropsychologist who works with children with developmental disorders, candidate for the State Board of Education District 11; and Kevin Lopez, a Bridgeport city councilman and Arlington firefighter who is running for State Senate District 30.
Area educators are especially invited, said Parker County Democratic Chair Kay Parr, as well as anyone “concerned about rising taxes and problems faced by our teachers and public schools.”
The Doss Heritage and Culture Center is located at 1400 Texas Drive. For more information call 817-262-3067.
Note: Event details above were taken from http://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/news/local_news/democratic-party-to-host-town-hall-on-public-education/article_9733b3b2-e02b-5e9d-88d4-c317f690af47.html.